Exilis is an innovative skin tightening, wrinkle reducing, and cellulite minimizing procedure offered at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego. It is an FDA-approved procedure that can be offered alone as a means of rejuvenating lax skin and minimizing small amounts of cellulite, or in combination with liposuction for optimal results.

What is Exilis?

skin tightening for stomach la jollaExilis is a non-invasive laser procedure used to sculpt areas of fatty deposits and minimize lines and wrinkles. It is often a good option for patients with moderate amounts of cellulite or excess fat who are not quite ready for liposuction. Exilis uses radiofrequency energy in combination with oscillating mechanical waves to heat tissue at a targeted depth. The energy shrinks fat cells, stimulates collagen production, and strengthens the targeted tissues. The device also has a built-in cooling system to ensure the patient’s comfort during treatment.

Exilis can be used to treat the following problem areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Arms
  • Thighs

Generally, a few Exilis treatments are recommended for best results. Patients usually start to notice some cellulite reduction within a few weeks, but full skin tightening results will be evident about 2-3 months after the final treatment session.

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weight loss skin tightening without surgery la jollaWith so many treatments available, it is common to have some questions about which is right for you. Our board-certified dermatologists in San Diego are laser and liposuction experts who want to help you achieve your rejuvenation and fat reduction goals. Take a look at the answers to some frequently asked questions about Elixis below and contact us for more information.

Q: Are there side effects?

A: Most patients only experience some slight redness for a short time immediately following skin tightening treatment. There is no downtime following the procedure and it is recommended that patients do some light to moderate walking the same day to enhance results.

Q: Am I a candidate for noninvasive laser cellulite reduction?

A: If you are a healthy individual between the ages of 25 and 70 who would like to improve the appearance of fatty deposits without surgery, you may be a good candidate for Exilis. The only way to know if this skin tightening procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our experts in San Diego.

Q: How many treatments will I need?

A: This will depend on your individual needs. Most patients require about 4 to 6 Exilis treatment sessions to experience optimal cellulite, skin tightening reduction.

Q: Are the results permanent?

A: Most patients experience optimal skin tightening results from Exilis treatments for 6 months or longer. Results vary from one individual to the next.

Q: Who is qualified to perform noninvasive cellulite reduction treatments?

A: Exilis, as well as any other laser skin treatment, should be performed by a board-certified dermatologist with extensive training and experience. The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are all renowned laser specialists with extensive training in the most cutting-edge treatments.

Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology for Cellulite Reduction in San Diego

If you are struggling with mild to moderate cellulite or excess fatty deposits, but are not ready for liposuction, Exilis may be a good option for you. The experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego would love to meet with you to see if you are a good candidate for the noninvasive Exilis procedure. Contact our office at (858) 365-3623 today to schedule your consultation!

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